Friday, January 06, 2012

People Support RNDP Plan for Gas Benefits at Rally

5 January 2012
Kyauk Pru:People in Kyaukpru, a town at the heart of the Shwe Gas project
in Arakan State, showed their support for the RNDP's plan for sharing benefits 
from the gas projects between the central and regional government, said RNDP
Vice-President U Tin Pe, who chaired the rally.

Dawei project developers seek KNU cooperation

5 January 2012
Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – For the past three months, Karen National Union officials 
have blocked construction on a road linking the Dawei Development Project to 
Thailand, after concerns over environmental impacts and complaints from 
residents who were forced to relocate.

Child Soldier Returned to Parents After Broadcast by Foreign-Based Radio

5 January 2012
Buthidaung: A child soldier was returned to his parents by army authorities
two days after a report was aired by a foreign-based Burmese broadcast service,
said a monk close to a relative of the boy. "Maung Ray Nyien was handed over
by army officers to his family on 19 November after the BBC broadcasted
the report on 17 November," said the monk.

Nasaka arrests fire victim in Maungdaw, extorts Kyat 500,000

5 January 2012
Maungdaw, Arakan State: Burma’s border security force (Nasaka) released 
a young shopkeeper from Maungdaw Township today, who was arrested on 
December 29 after a fire destroyed his business. The man was required to
pay a fine of Kyat 500,000, according to a close relative who asked 
not to be named.